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Decree on hydrogeological zones and groundwater bodies and assessment of the state of groundwater.

Country/Territory
Czech Republic
Document type
Regulation
Date
2010
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Water
Keyword
Pollution control Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution Groundwater Water quality standards Monitoring Freshwater resources management
Geographical area
Eastern Europe, Europe, EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA, European Union Countries
Entry into force notes
This Decree enters into force on 26 January 2011.
Abstract

This Decree of the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Agriculture lays down measures to prevent and control groundwater pollution, implements the relevant European Union regulations and lays down: (a) method of defining hydrogeological zones and defining groundwater bodies; (b) method of assessment of groundwater state; (c) details on survey programs and assessment of groundwater. The present Decree is composed of 21 articles divided into the following Sections: Introductory provisions (Sec. 1); Definition of hydrogeological zones and definition of groundwater bodies (Sec. 2); Assessment of groundwater state (Sec. 3); Details on the program for the assessment of groundwater state (Sec. 4). Annex 1 provides quality standards and the method of determining thresholds. Annex 3 defines the procedure for assessing the chemical status of groundwater bodies. Annex 5 describes quality assessment procedures of groundwater. Annex 6 specifies the list of hydrogeological zones and groundwater bodies.

Full text
Czech
Website
www.zakonyprolidi.cz

References - Legislation

Implements

Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy.

Legislation | 2000

Keyword: Freshwater resources management, Marine pollution, Potable water, Toxicity/poisoning, Food quality control/food safety, Basic legislation, Pollution control, Effluent waste water/discharge, Hazardous substances, Data collection/reporting, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Surface water, Groundwater, Water quality standards, Water conservation zone, Registration, River basin institution, Institution, Basin/catchment/watershed, Right to water, Transboundary effects, International relations/cooperation, Sustainable development, Sustainable use, Pesticides, Human rights

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Directive 2006/118/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of groundwater against pollution and deterioration.

Legislation | 2006

Keyword: Groundwater, Basic legislation, Pollution control, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Water quality standards, Effluent waste water/discharge, Data collection/reporting

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Act.

Legislation | Czech Republic | 2001

Keyword: Framework law, Basic legislation, Surface water, Groundwater, Institution, Freshwater resources management, Authorization/permit, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Pollution control, Flood, Basin/catchment/watershed, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX